2016 Bond Program News Articles

Families of new school give final steel beam proper send-off

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:45am

Completion of steel work marks major construction milestone

The new Thunder Vista P-8, under construction in Broomfield, hit a milestone in December as structural steel work on the building finished.

For the week prior to the building "topping out" ceremony to celebrate the placement of the final steel beam, building contractor Adolfson and Peterson Construction (AP) invited school families and community members to visit the construction site ...

Thunder Vista construction passes quarter completion mark

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

Construction gets boost from warm fall weather

Construction on the new Thunder Vista P-8 in Broomfield steamed ahead in November as construction workers took advantage of unseasonably warm weather.

Kevin Harrison, site superintendent for Adolfson and Peterson Construction (AP), estimates the 142,000-square foot building is now about 35 to 40 percent complete.

The majority of concrete slab pours inside the building are ...

Construction begins in December on pair of school expansions

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:15pm

Arapahoe Ridge, Cotton Creek expansions in final design

Construction is expected to start in December on two Westminster elementary school expansion projects made possible thanks to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools 2016 Bond Program.

Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 18, at Arapahoe Ridge Elementary and 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Cotton Creek Elementary.

Arapahoe Ridge Elementary is receiving a 12- ...

Bond money keeps iPads in hands of Cherry Drive students

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:30pm

School uses Instructional Upgrade bond money to purchase technology

As voters considered the passage of a $350 million bond question in 2016 to support Five Star students, there was plenty riding on its success at Cherry Drive Elementary in Thornton.

The potential investment went far beyond the $2.7 million in building improvements the 39-year-old school was slated to receive. In fact, it was a relatively smaller number – about $238,000 – that was ...

Steel goes up for STEM Lab expansion

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15am

First phase of school expansion, renovation on schedule

Phase 1 of the expansion of STEM Lab in Northglenn took shape in October as the steel frame for the 25,000 square-foot east wing addition came together.

STEM students got to play a role in the work as students signed their names to an I-beam to be placed as part of the steel structure for the new elementary wing (pictured).

In addition to the expansion work, the roof ...